The Inside Pitch: Getting to know Nats' Doug Fister

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Doug Fister is the Washington Nationals' top man on the mound and he leads the team with 11 wins, his latest coming Wednesday against the Mets. But the tall righty is still new to D.C. so we're getting to know Fister just a little bit better.

Fister's coming off another dominating performance after beating the Mets in just over two hours and 30 minutes. He's good, and he works fast, which are two reasons why his teammates love him.

"On a serious note, I try to get out there and get them back in there as fast as possible," says Fister.

The only thing Fister isn't good at is batting. He has just one hit in 29 at-bats, by far the worst of all the pitchers on the staff.

Off the field, Fister's taking advantage of the scenery D.C. has to offer. "All the monuments we've definitely gone to, spent a lot of time at the museums and kind of just catch, you know, catching a lot of the history and mementos that define our country and some of the things that go along with it," shares Fister.

What does he do when he's done pitching or sightseeing? How about heading home to the two Great Danes that he rescued?

"Whatever happens out here on the baseball field, I go home, it doesn't matter. Those guys are still warm and welcoming and love me no matter what," says Fister.

Doug Fister, the Nats and the fans are lucky to have you.


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